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TitleUSD Certificate Program Boosts Businesses Online Marketing
Date9.24.12
ContactLiz Harman
Contact E-mailHarman, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4682
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Owners of small and medium-sized businesses can receive hands-on instruction todevelop a successful online marketing campaign through a certificate program offered by the University of San Diego this fall.

The affordable, eight-month program in Online Marketing Strategies focuses on the "how-to" of marketingtechniques, emphasizing implementation tactics, and return-on-investment (ROI) strategies.

The program begins with an online marketing boot camp and includes courses in integrated marketing, search engine optimization, social media and Web analytics. During a capstone course, participantswill develop a working Internet marketing plan that can be put to use immediately for their businessesdevelopment.

“Since we started this program last fall, the response from small and medium-sized business owners has beenvery strong,” said Jason Lemon, USD Dean of Professional and Continuing Education. “Participantshave praised the program for the in-depth, practical information it provides and many have seen immediate benefits including dramatic growth in their social media interaction with customers.” To see a student testimonial, go to http://youtu.be/bbkUvzlvHkU.

The first course, “Introduction to Online Marketing,” begins Thursday, Oct. 11. The certificate program consists of eight courses. Seating is limited to ensure a small-group setting in a highly interactive environmentthat ensures a maximum level of instructor attention and feedback. Courses may be taken individually, however, the complete series for the certificate provides a comprehensive approach that results in an online marketing campaign. For more information on tuition fees and registration, go to www.sandiego.edu/onlinemarketing, e-mail onlinemarketing@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-5976.

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